What are the latest innovations @ Oracle Fusion Middleware

Oracle Open World 2015
Enterprise IT vendor Oracle today outlined innovations across the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio, announcing the largest release of Oracle WebLogic Server.

The announcement was made at Oracle Open World 2015.

The company has also made enhancements to components of Oracle Fusion Middleware, including Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Data Integration, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebCenter, and Oracle Developer Tools.

“This is a significant release of WebLogic Server, and a major milestone for Coherence, delivering significant innovations enabling organizations to consolidate workloads with multi-tenancy,” said Inderjeet Singh, executive vice president of Fusion Middleware at Oracle.

The largest release of Oracle WebLogic Server in the past 10 years includes new features that support multitenancy, multi datacenter high availability, and developer innovations with full Java EE 7 and Java SE 8 support.

The new release is Java EE 7 compatible with REST, JSON, JMS, WebSockets, etc., as well as certified with Java SE 8. Integrations between Oracle Coherence and Java SE 8 enable Lambdas and Streams for high performance, dynamic in-memory data processing.

Oracle said the new release supports the latest DevOps practices with Arquillian, Docker, Jenkins, and Maven. It enables pluggable WebLogic partitions that allow DevOps practitioners to move and copy environments between dev/test and production deployments.

Developers can utilize popular IDEs while taking advantage of these new Oracle Cloud and Oracle Fusion Middleware features.

In this release, Oracle Forms introduces many enhancements along with compatibility with Oracle WebLogic Server, and easy integration with other Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies like Oracle Reports and Oracle BI-Publisher.

Oracle BPM Suite’s new functionality includes a modern user interface to streamline and improve workforce productivity. It also features a set of REST APIs that enable applications built with any technology to leverage Oracle BPM Suite as an engine for workflow management, service integration, and process orchestration.

Additionally, Oracle BPM Suite can now easily create hybrid applications between Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle BPM Suite, reducing time-to-market and costs by moving new process initiatives to the cloud.

Meanwhile, Oracle today announced Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, its latest analytics offerings.

“Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service makes data visualization 100 percent self-service, empowering business users to go from raw data to actionable business insights in just a few minutes. This new service delivers rich visual analysis, rapid discovery of insights and secure collaboration, enabling fact-based decisions at every level of the organization,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Business Analytics, Oracle.

Automatic data blending allows users to combine data from a variety of sources — Oracle and other SaaS applications, on-premises systems, external sources and personal files — and immediately gain new insights using visual analysis.

Skanska has implemented Oracle as a common BI solution for all users around the globe, for easy mobile access, self-service tools, and improved decision-making, said Peter Bjork, vice president of information systems strategies, Skanska AB.

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